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by United States. Army. Ordnance Department; Ordnance School (U.S.)
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TM 9-2005 Ordnance Materiel - General, Volume 3: Infantry and Cavalry Accompanying Weapons Field Artillery, 1942-12 "This chapter deals with mortars, minor-caliber cannon, and antitank materiel. These are the weapons which are provided to augment the fire of rifles and machine guns." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field...
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by United States. Army. Services of Supply; United States. War Department
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TM 9-345 155-MM Gun Materiel, M1917, M1918 and Modifications 1942-07-15 "In addition to a description of the 155-mm guns, M1917, M1917A1 and M1918MI; the 155-mm gun carriages, M1917, M1918, M1917A1, M1918A1, M2 and M3; the 155-mm gun carriage limbers, M1917, M1918, M1917A1 and M1918A1; and the heavy carriage limber, M3, this manual contains technical information required for the identification, use, and care of the materiel." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections)...
Topics: WWII, Howitzers -- United States -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Technical...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #16170. National Archives description: "JAPANESE PLANE ATTACK UPON USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) Can Nos. Lengths Pos. Master Supno, No. 16170: 2-5170 1-6004 98" No. 16173 : LS Japanese torpedo plane attacks USS LEXINGTON (CV-16), May 1942. (SV) MCU SBD in flight. LS MCU Japanese planes attack the Lexington (Feb. 20, 1942); ship wing antiaircraft fire. (SV) MCU Australian cruiser (CANBERRA) coming up astern of LEXINGTON; PAN across flight deck of LEXINGTON. MCU...
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Topics: United States. Navy, WWII, World War II, USS Lexington (CV-16), USS Lexington, World War, 1939-1945...
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by Gorham, John E.
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Electron Tubes In World War II by John E. Gorham. "Although the military uses of electronics have been well publicized in technical journals, the improvements in electron tubes that made possible these military innovations have not been fully reported. While this information is known in some detail by the technical people who were engaged in various phases of tube research and development, an over-all summary of the work done by industrial laboratories and Federal agencies has not been...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Technology, World War II, Tubes, Valves, World War, 1939-1945
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by United States. War Department. General Staff
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON D. C. Information Bulletin No. 14 Japanese Air And Ground Forces May 1, 1942 "This bulletin has been prepared in response to requests from units in the field. The photographs are for the purpose of enabling members of the U. S. armed forces to identify the Japanese soldier and his equipment and to grasp his capabilities." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: Information Bulletin, WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, United States. -- Army --...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #7689. Shows Nazi bomber-launched guided missile tests in 1941. Film's title cards: "Hs 293 mit Antrieb" "Technische Daten des Triebwerks: Schub 300 kg Dauer 16 sec Ziel der Entwicklung: Schub 600 kg Dauer 10 sec "Abwurfverfahren fur Hs 293 mit Antrieb" Abwurf am 25.7.1941 W.-Nr. 52 V 3 Abwurfhohe 755 m Abwurfentfernung 5100 m Treffentfernung 3300m Hs 293 V3 W.-Nr. 135 mit Antrieb V34 30.11.31 1234 Aufnahme Versuchsträger Hs 293 V3 W.-Nr....
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, German, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Guided...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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1944 United States Army Air Forces film #TF 1-3389, Flak.  Animation by Walt Disney. There is a slightly different print in the Internet Archive Feature Films. https://archive.org/details/Flak_ AAF description "FLAK ( TF 1-3389 ) — Treats of three types of enemy antiaircraft fire, the technique employed in their projection and the evasive action recommended for each type." National Archives description "This film provides an in-depth look at the weapons and methods of German...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German, Air defenses -- Germany, World War,...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #2104. Silent German footage of Dieppe Raid in 1942. National Archives description: "MS British Tommies (prisoners) marching thru city. CU Surrendered British Tommies. CU Wonnded Tommy prisoner. CU Shoulder packs of Canadian troops. LS PAN Bombed debris at Dieppe, including captured rifles, other armament, munitions & equipment. Lone line of surrendered British Tommies marching thru street of Dieppe; natives observing in BG. LS Down country road: Hundreds...
Topics: WWII, Newsreel, World War II, Dieppe Raid, 1942, World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. War Department
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FM 7-40 Infantry Field Manual, Rifle Regiment 1942-02-09 "This manual deals primarily with the tactical employment of the infantry rifle regiment. The instructions are also applicable in many respects to other types of infantry regiments. The procedures indicated in this manual should be considered as guides and not as fixed methods; this manual should be studied in conjunction with FM 100-5 and FM 7-5. This document provides information on the regimental commander, regimental headquarters...
Topics: WWII, Shooting, Military, Firearms, Rifles -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. -- Army --...
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by Reeder, Red, 1902-; United States. War Department. General Staff
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"The attached lessons learned in the tactics of jungle warfare were obtained from the United States Marines and Infantry on Guadalcanal and are a result of interviews which are attached in the document. There is an attachment to this document (a training bulletin) titled "Close-up of Guadalcanal, October-November 1942: verbatim statements of participants" written February 1, 1943. Sections include leadership and use of staff, control, characteristics of this individual soldier,...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Marine Corps -- Division, 1st -- History, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal...
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FM 6-40 War Department Field Manual, Field Artillery, Gunnery [Including C 1 and C 2] 1945-06-01 "This FM describes elementary ballistics, effects of projectiles and fuze action, dispersion, the firing battery (initial laying, commands, and reports; fire commands and their execution), and observed fires." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army, US Army, Field...
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by United States. Marine Corps; Nichols, Charles Sidney, 1912-; Shaw, Henry I
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Contents Foreword, v Preface vi Chapter I. Background 1 Strategic Situation, p. 1 Historical Notes, p. 3 Okinawa and the Okinawans, p. 6 Chapter II. Planning ICEBERG 12 Strategic Concepts, p. 12 Command Relationships, p. 17 Intelligence, p. 19 Tactical Planning, p. 22 Logistical Planning, p. 27 Chapter III. Preparations for the Assault, p. 30 Training and Rehearsing, p. 30 Mounting and Staging for the Assault, p. 34 Preliminary Covering Strikes, p. 36 Seizure of Kerama Retto, p. 38 Prelanding...
Topics: WWII, United States. Marine Corps, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island,...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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National Archives description "MS High angle interior of gutted church, as the scene opens a Catholic priest walks from underneath the choir loft, at his side are four Japanese children. Priest removes his cap and kneels in prayer. MLS Pan down from SE corner of church tower to floor of church, where same action takes place. MS priest looks around the gutted interior while at his side stand the four children. MLS Pan low angle showing SE corner of church tower; then slow pan down past...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan,...
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by United States. Dept. of the Army; Kennedy, R.M
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DA Pam 20-255 German Campaign in Poland (1939) "Department of the Army pamphlet 20-255. The German attack on Poland precipitated World War II, making the Polish campaign one of particular significance to the student of the 1939-45 conflict. The lessons learned by the German Army in its operations in Poland were put to use in the later campaigns against the western Allies, the Balkan states, and the Soviet Union. Poland also formed the testing ground for new theories on the use of armored...
Topics: DA pam, German Report series, World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland, World War II, United States. -- Army...
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by United States. War Department; United States. Army. Ordnance Department
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TM 9-1750E Ordnance Maintenance - Guiberson Diesel T1400 Engine, Series 3, for Medium Tanks M3 and M4 and Related Gun Motor Carriages 1942-09-25 "This manual is published for the information and guidance of ordnance maintenance personnel. It contains detailed instructions for inspection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance and repair of the Guiberson Diesel Engine, Model T1400, Series 3. Section XII of this manual lists all Standard Nomenclature Lists, Technical Manuals and other...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Technical Manual, Diesel motor --...
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TM 5-1060 Roller, Road, Towed Type Sheepsfoot, 2 and 3 Drum, In-line Models W2 and W3 1943-02-12 "LeTourneau Sheep's Foot Rollers are simple to operate, since they are merely pulled back and forth over the fill by the tractor." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: WWII, Roll compacting -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. -- Army...
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by Cressman, Robert; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle For Wake Island by Robert J. Cressman. 36 pp. "THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war."
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Topics: Marines in World War II Commemorative Series, World War, 1939-1945, USMC, US Marines, United...
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by Chapin, John C; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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Breaking the Outer Ring: Marine Landings in the Marshall Islands. Captain John C. Chapin. USMCR (Ret). 28 pp. "THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war."
Topics: Marines in World War II Commemorative Series, US Marines, WWII, United States. Marine Corps, World...
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by Fisch, Arnold G; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 72-35 Ryukus: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II by Arnold G. Fisch, Jr. Published by U.S. Army Center of Military History, CMH Pub 72-35 "Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations." GPO Stock Number:...
Topics: The US Army Campaigns of WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island, World...
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by United States. Army. Air Corps; United States. Dept. of the Army
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FM 1-30 Air Corps Field Manual: Air Navigation 1940-08-30 "This manual is a general treatise on all methods and technique of air navigation and a brief summary of instruments and equipment used." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: WWII, World War II, United States. Army Air Forces, United States. -- Army -- Aviation --...
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CMH Pub 10-22 The Corps Of Engineers: The War Against Germany by Alfred M. Beck, Abe Bortz, Charles W. Lynch, Lida Mayo, and Ralph F. Weld. First published, 1985. GPO Number: 008-029-00131-4 "Engineer operations during the campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and northwest Europe." Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
Topics: The U.S. Army in World War II: The Technical Services, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe,...
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by United States. Army
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The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 3, 1943. (AKA "The War No. 3") 01 How To Swim In 10 Easy Lessons : Soldiers swim through fire during amphibious training at Camp Gordon Johnston in Florida.   02 Back Home - New York City : Shows wartime conditions in NYC, including rationing. 03 Soldiers Of The Snow : Life for Soviet soldiers on the Eastern Front 04 Strictly G.I. - V-Mail : How V-Mail works. 05 U.S. Marine Corps - General Vandegrift Talks About Guadalcanal : USMC General...
Topics: The Army-Navy Screen Magazine, United States. -- Armed Forces -- Postal service, World War,...
Interviews of POWs in Sendai Camp #3 . Has sound. First man, a chaplain, Leslie Zimmerman  of Seattle, Washington, describes treatment during Bataan Death March and in Japan as a POW. Second man, PFC. Alvin James Aubuchon from St. Louis, Missouri, was captured on Corregidor. He describes treatment by the Japanese in the POW camps. Mentions a fellow POW named Bingham who was burned by Japanese officer.  Third POW interviewee is PFC Alcide "Bull" Benini from Acosta, Pennsylvania...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations,...
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by Andradé, Dale; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 72-28 Luzon: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II by Dale Andrade. "Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations." GPO Stock Number: 008-029-00301-5 ISBN: 0-16-045115-9 ISBN-13: 978-0160451157 Digitized by the U.S. Army...
Topics: The US Army Campaigns of WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines -- Luzon, United...
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by Richardson, Eudora Ramsay, 1892-1973; Allan, Sherman, joint author; Quartermaster School (U.S.)
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Quartermaster Supply in the European Theater of Operations in World War II Volume VI: Salvage and Services, part 1 "Volume VI discusses salvage and service. The salvage program opened new sources of supply to the armies. Collection of enemy materials, which is as old as the axiom which entitles the victors to claim the spoils, brought equipment immediately needed and also the idea for the development of useful items." Quartermaster Supply in the European Theater of Operations in World...
Topics: Quartermaster Supply in the European Theater of Operations in World War II, United States. -- Army...
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by United States. War Department. General staff. [from old catalog]
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 17 German Doctrine Of The Stabilized Front, August 15, 1943 "German policy has consistently emphasized the development of highly mobile armies, and Germany's military successes have been gained in wars of maneuver. During the past 25 years the German High Command has become thoroughly convinced of the soundness of the Schlieffen theories of movement, envelopment, and annihilation, especially since Germany's...
Topics: Special Series, Defensive (Military science), Fortification -- Germany, Siege warfare, United...
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by Kenney, George C. (George Churchill), 1889-1977
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CONTENTS PAGE Introduction xi I. Assignment to the Pacific July, 1942 3 II. With MacArthur in Australia August, 1942 25 III. New Guinea August-September, 1942 59 IV. The Buna Campaign: I September-October, 1942 97 V. The Buna Campaign: II November-December, 1942 135 VI. "Our Losses Were Light" January-February , 1943 181 VII. The Battle of the Bismarck Sea March, 1943 197 VIII. First Trip to Washington March, 1943 209 IX. Slugging Match: Dobodura April-May, 1943 223 X. Air Supremacy:...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal...
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by United News
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United Newsreel (U.S. Office of War Information) news from June 1944. National Archives description "Gen. Eisenhower and his aides map the Normandy invasion. German pictures show the extent of their coastal defenses. Tanks, guns, locomotives, and other military equipment is massed on the English beaches. Troops practice loading operations. Landing craft is tested in the English Channel. Pictures of practice landing and airborne operations are used to dramatize the actual invasion on June...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France,...
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by United States. War Department. General Staff
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FM 72-20 War Department Field Manual, Jungle Warfare 1944-10-27 "In jungle warfare, the soldier often fights two enemies: man and nature. The elimination of nature as an enemy and the use of the jungle itself as an ally are training objectives fully as important as the elimination of the human enemy. The soldier must be trained not to fight the jungle; he must be capable of living successfully in it and making it work for him against the human enemy. Health, hygiene, sanitation, jungle...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, World War, 1939-1945, Field Manual, United...
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by Laurie, Clayton D. (Clayton David), 1954-; Center of Military History
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CMH Pub 72-20 Rome-Arno: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II by Clayton D. Laurie. "Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations." GPO Stock Number: 008-029-00276-1 ISBN: 0160420857 ISBN-13: 978-0160420856 Digitized by the...
Topics: The US Army Campaigns of WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy, United States. Army, US...
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by United States. Department of State
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The Marshall Plan At Work In Greece 1950 "On Marshall Plan aid to Greece. Shows an aerial view of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. With the help of Marshall Plan funds and materials, Greeks repair the Corinth Canal, bridges, and locomotives; Greek peasants are given farming equipment; and Greek civilians clear rubble and rebuild ruined villages. Greek boys study in trade schools constructed with Marshall Plan aid. Mules and horses imported from the U.S. work on farms. A mechanical ditch...
Topics: Marshall Plan, World War, 1939-1945, Reconstruction (1939-1951), World War II, World War, 1939-1945...
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by United States. War Department
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CONTENTS Table I. Common logarithms of numbers II. Common logarithms of functions of angles in mils III. Common logarithms of functions of angles in degrees and minutes. IV. Stadia reductions V. Horizontal distances for given slope distances and gradients from 0° to 30° VI. Horizontal distances for given slope distances and gradients from 0 mils to 500 mils VII. Conversion of degrees to mils; and mils to degrees VIII. Map scales in English measure and metric units IX. Useful constants and...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
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by United States. War Dept. General Staff; United States. War Dept
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FM 101-5 Staff Officers' Field Manual, the Staff and Combat Orders 1940-08-14 "Staff Officers' Field Manual, the Staff and Combat Orders, is published for the information and guidance of all concerned. This manual and FM 101-10, Staff Officers' Field Manual - Organization, Technical and Logistical Data, are compilations of information and data to be used as a guide for the operations in the field of the general staff or a similar staff group of all units in peace and war." Digitized...
Topics: WWII, Field Manual, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, World War, 1939-1945, World...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Division
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON D. C. SPECIAL SERIES No. 25 Japanese Field Artillery, October 15, 1944 "A salient feature of the organization of Japanese artillery prior to the outbreak of the present war was the absence of any adequate provision for the control of artillery by higher echelons. Preponderant, indeed almost exclusive, employment of artillery in the role of a forward infantry-support weapon justified, in the minds of Japanese staff officers, the...
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Topics: Special Series, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, WWII, United States. Army, World...
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by Shulman, Milton, 1913-
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CONTENTS PAGE Introduction v List of Illustrations X Author's Preface XII BOOK ONE THE ROAD TO DEFEAT PART I THE CAUSES CHAPTER I. Men Make Wars 1 II. Hitler 3 III. Discipline 8 IV. Ignorance 13 PART II THE BEGINNINGS V. The Wehrmacht is Reborn 21 VI. Hitler versus the German General Staff 25 VII. The Phoney War 33 VIII. Victory — and Defeat 39 PART III THE MISTAKES IX. The Early Mistakes — Gibraltar and Crete 54 X. The Greatest Mistake — Russia 60 XI. The Decisive Mistake — United...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front,...
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by Chapin, John C; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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Breaching the Marianas: The Battle for Saipan. Capt John C. Chapin. USMCR (Ret). 36 pp. "THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war."
Topics: Marines in World War II Commemorative Series, WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, USMC, US...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #15743 National Archives description "1) MS Beached LCI; bow doors open. 2) LA MS Men on LST looking over railing. 3) MS Wreckage on beach; soldier walking about on beach. 4) HA MLS Army DUKW entering water; beached LCI in BG; soldiers in BG. 5) MS LST with bow doors open. 6) MCU DUKW underway. 7) LS LCT ramp down; army trucks coming from LCT onto beach. 8) MS Truck underway. 9) HA MS Army half-truck coming from bow of LST soldiers. 10) MLS Truck coming from...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France,...
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1941 U.S. Army Training Film TF 11-297 Basic Signal Communication: Field Wire Line Construction Also see Field Manual FM 24-20 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: Military telephone, United States. -- Army -- Signal Corps, United States. -- Army -- Communication...
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by United States. War Dept. General Staff
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"The Army of the Third Reich was unleashed completely for the first time in the Polish campaign, which was a preview of German strategy, tactics, and technique. In 20 days of fighting the new German military machine annihilated the Polish armies; Warsaw capitulated after 27 days; and the last point of resistance was subdued in 35 days. Undoubtedly this swift victory was due in great measure to the overwhelming superiority of the German Army in both numbers and materiel, but of equal...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Territorial questions -- Poland, World War, 1939-1945 -- Territorial...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 55-271 Operation of Railroads: Diesel-Electric Locomotives 1944-11-13. CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE 1 Introduction 1 2 Elementary Electricity 7 3 Ohm's Law 21 4 Electrical Power Measurements 32 5 Principles of a Generator 43 6 Transmission Equipment 63 7 Diesel Engine Cycles 93 8 Combustion Principles 101 9 Fuel-Injection Nozzles 116 10 Fuel-Injection Pumps 127 11 Lubrication and Cooling Systems 163 12 Governors 181 13 Supercharging and Turbo-Charging 191 14 Am Filtration and Auxiliary Equipment...
Topics: Technical Manual, World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation, Field Manual, World War, 1939-1945, World...
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National Archives description: "Summary: American and French police check papers and belongings of Germans entering the American zone. Seq: American and German police chase and capture German gun-runners. LS, wrecked German buildings. Int, "Werewolf" gang meeting.(Ex-Nazi diehards) VS, general activity in the German black market square. MS, American soldier sells cigarettes in the black market. Seq: German police raid and arrest members of the black market. VS, German...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, The March of Time, World War II: Postwar Issues,...
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FM 7-35 War Department Field Manual, Infantry, Antitank Company, Infantry Regiment And Antitank Platoon, Infantry Battalion 1944-03-15 "The first section of this field manual on antitank company, infantry regiment, covers medical service and evacuation, supply and motor maintenance, marches and bivouacs, offensive and defensive combat, the antitank platoon, antitank squad, and antitank mine platoon. Part two details the antitank platoon, infantry battalion, and gives information on both...
Topics: United States. Army, Platoon level organizations, Field Manual, United States. -- Army --...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film # 13078. National Archives description "1) AV F4U"s (Corsairs) in flight over Okinawa (SV). 2) AV Same P-38 in FG. 3) MS F4U in flight with napalm bombs beneath fuselage. 4) AV Fire-bomb attack on southern Okinawa: Smoke and flames rise from exploding bombs. 5) AV F4U"s fly over rugged terrain dropping fire bombs near crest of mountains (SV). 6) AV Smoke and flames rise from exploding fire bombs (G). 7) AV F4U in flight after dropping napalm bombs...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 9-731G 3-Inch Gun Motor Carriage M10A1 1943-07-28 "The manual contains descriptions of the major units and their function as well as instructions for operation, inspection, minor repairs, and unit replacement. Sections I through VII contain information chiefly for the guidance of operating personnel. Sections VIII through XXI contain information intended chiefly for the guidance of personnel of the using arms doing maintenance work. Sections XXII through XXVIII contain information on...
Topics: WWII, Gun-carriages -- United States -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Division
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 21 German Mountain Warfare, February 29, 1944 "The Germans believe that specially trained mountain troops (Oebirgstruppen) may influence decisively the outcome of a campaign, for mass armies must rely on specially trained small forces to secure their advance through the broader mountain valleys in order to reach the flat, where the decision usually is sought. Small forces of mountain troops can prevent,...
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by United States. Air Sea Rescue Agency
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Air Sea Rescue Bulletin Volume 1, Nos. 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 1944-1945 [you are here] Air Sea Rescue Bulletin V.1, Nos. 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 1944-1945 Air Sea Rescue Bulletin V.2, Nos. 1-4, 1945 Air Sea Rescue Bulletin V.3, Nos. 2-6, 1946 Digitized by Google.
Topics: Air Sea Rescue Bulletin, Survival -- Periodicals, Search And Rescue Operations, World War II, World...
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by United States. War Department. General Staff
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DIVISION, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 20, 1942 Japanese Warfare: A Summary INFORMATION BULLETIN No. 16" "The success of the Japanese in the current Far Eastern conflict has been due primarily to thorough pre-war preparations, to experience gained in more than 4 years of war in China, to development of tactics peculiarly suited to the theaters of operations, to close coordination of air, land, and sea forces into efficiently working combat teams, and to the...
Topics: Information Bulletin, Field Manual, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, World War,...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #8156. National Archives description "1) LS CVE underway burning, CVE underway BG. 2) LS Cleveland class CL underway. 3) GV Much flak in sky, burning plane falls toward sea. 4) MS Burning CV underway. 5) LS Burning CVE negotiates turn, CVL underway BG. 6) MS Burning CVE listing heavily to port, CVL passes FG. 7) MS Essex class CV underway from starboard quarter. QUALITY: FAIR, SHAKY." National Archives Identifier: 78391 As always, any error or typo is...
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by Tennessee Department of Public Health
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Tennessee. Dept. of Public Health. Wartime animated film by Hugh Harman Productions that teaches children about the war going on inside their mouths. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: Dental Hygiene, World War II, Public Health, World War, 1939-1945, Tennessee, World War II:...
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by Stremlow, Mary V; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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Free A Marine to Fight: Women Marines in World War II. Colonel Mary V. Stremlow. USMCR. 1994. 40 pp. "THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war."
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by United States. War Department
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TM 5-255 Aviation Engineers 1944-04-15 CONTENTS PART ONE TROOPS Paragraphs Chapter 1. Scope 1-3 2. Mission 4-9 3. Organization and duties 10-28 4. Scope of training 29-38 V Airborne aviation engineers 39-46 PART TWO CONSTRUCTION Chapter 6. Construaion in theater of operations 47-52 7. General criteria for airdromes 53-59 8. Reconnaissance and site seleaion 60-65 9. Advanced landing fields 66-73 10. Planning field airdromes 74-84 11. Soils 85-100 12. Materials 101-111 13. Clearing, grading, and...
Topics: WWII, Aeronautics, Military, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. Army
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No National Archives description. Date and title is from information from film's slate. Extracted from U.S. Army film "Paris [No.] 445, War CrimesTrials, Nuremberg, Germany ; Paris. [No.] 351, D P Zionist Demonstration Frankfurt, Germany ; Paris [No.] 369, Execution Or War Criminals, Landsberg, Germany, 12/12/1945" National Archives Identifier: 19403 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files,...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, War Crimes, World War II: Postwar...
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by Cooke, David C. (David Coxe), 1917-
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CONTENTS FOREWORD 7 INTRODUCTION 13 I PURSUITS AND FIGHTERS 17 II LIGHT AND MEDIUM BOMBERS 59 III HEAVY BOMBERS 95 IV FLYING BOATS AND SEAPLANES 113 V TRAINING PLANES 139 VI MISCELLANEOUS TYPES 175 VII AMERICAN PLANES IN THE R.A.F 205 Digitized by Google.
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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Intelligence Bulletin Vol 01 No 06 February 1943 MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE WAR DEPARTMENT Washington February 1943 INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN NO. 6 TABLE OF CONTENTS Part One: Japan Section I. Documents Dealing with Japanese Warfare 1. Introduction 2. Approach Tactics 3. Deployment Tactics 4. Combat Tactics 5. Observations of Jap Officers a. Marching Through Jungle b. Night Attacks 6. Notes by a Marine Commander a. Handling Personnel b. Pointers on Close Combat c. Use of Machine Guns d....
Topics: Intelligence Bulletin, WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army --...
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by United States. War Department
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Color Silent film from November 1942.  Shot list from the National Archives: "Summary: An American flag flies atop ruins of a French fort. VS, ruins of fort. Soldiers in fg. VS, drum and bugle unit and a squad of soldiers march into fort. VS, soldiers sit beneath sign: "NEW YORK CITY - MAYOR MOLOTOV." VS, soldiers and pup tents near ruins. VS, military and civilian in the streets of Oran, Algeria. VS, American, British and French flags. MS, street signs showing distance to...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969, Doolittle, James Harold,...
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by Germany. Heer. Oberkommando; United States. War Dept. Military Intelligence Division
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 20 German Ski Training And Tactics January 31, 1944 "This work is an edited translation of a German manual entitled Tentative Instructions for the Training and Tactics of Ski Troops (VorUiufiffe Richtlinien fur Ausbildung und Kampf von Skitruppen). Like the Handbook on Winter Warfare (TaseJienbtwh fur den Winterkrieg), which has been published as "German Winter Warfare," Special Series, No. 18 (15...
Topics: Special Series, Ski troops -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field Manual, United States. -- Army --...
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FM 18-5 Tank Destroyer Field Manual, Organization And Tactics Of Tank Destroyer Units 1942-06-16 "This manual contains doctrines for the training and combat employment of tank destroyer battalions and groups. It is prepared for the guidance of units that will be equipped with materiel now being developed; units equipped with substitute materiel must interpret and modify the provisions of this manual to fit their particular needs. Furthermore, methods of application must be adapted to the...
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by Warfield, Hania; Warfield, Gaither
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"In Call Us to Witness, an American clergyman and his wife, using the diary form, give us a shocked but somewhat prosy account of everyday life in Poland under German occupation..." Digitized by Google.
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by United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
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Physical Fitness Manual For The U. S. Navy TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Foreword ii Chapter I. — The Nature of Naval Physical Fitness 1 Objectives of Physical Fitness 1 Activities Included in Physical Fitness Program 2 Contributions of Exercise to Physical Fitness 2 Attaining and Maintaining Physical Fitness 2 Chapter II. — Planning and Conducting the Physical Fitness Program 4 Planning the Program 4 Sample Daily Programs 5 Conducting the Program 5 The Instructor 7 Competition Schedules 7 Chapter...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, NAVPERS, United States. -- Navy --...
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by United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division; United States. War Dept; United States. Navy Dept
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"YOU are going to New Zealand. You are going there because it is one of the main bases of the United Nations in the Pacific and one of our principal stepping stones on the road to Tokyo." Other title: "A Short Guide To New Zealand" Digitized by Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/
Topics: WWII, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- New Zealand, US Army, Field Manual, United...
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by Craven, Wesley Frank, 1905-; Cate, James Lea, 1899-; United States. Air Force. Office of Air Force History; United States. Air Force. Air Historical Group; United States. USAF Historical Division
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The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 1: Plans And Early Operations January 1939 To August 1942 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 2: Europe - Torch To Pointblank August 1942 To December 1943 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 3 Europe - Argument To V-E Day January 1944 To May 1945 The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 4 The Pacific - Guadalcanal To Saipan August 1942 To July 1944 The Army Air Forces In World WarII  Volume 5 The Pacific - Matterhorn To Nagasaki June...
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CMH Pub 72-10 Northern Solomons: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II by Stephen J. Lofgren. "Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations." GPO Stock Number: 008-029-00257-4 ISBN: 0160613000 ISBN-13: 978-0160613005 Digitized...
Topics: The US Army Campaigns of WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Solomon Islands, World War II,...
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U.S. Army Historical Report film # HR-B-29, American Ninth Army: Aachen To The Roer River, 1946. "Reel 1 shows rubbled houses, rail centers, and electric plants in Aachen, Ger. Allied Military Government agents distribute food and supervise crews clearing debris. Refugees return to the city; 3rd Armored Div. troops eat a hot meal on its outskirts. Engrs. build roads through the Hurtgen Forest. 28th Div. troops, with mortar and machine gun support, advance (Nov. 28,1944) through a wooded...
Topics: WWII, World War II, United States. -- Army -- Armored Division, 3rd, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. Office of Malaria Control in War Areas
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Public health campaign for disease control via mosquito eradication. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: WWII In Color, Malaria -- Prevention & Control -- United States, World War, 1939-1945, Yellow...
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CMH Pub 10-12-1 The Quartermaster Corps: Organization Supply And Services, Volume I by Erna Risch. First published, 1953. "A two-volume account of the activities of the Corps in the zone of interior and efforts to maximize stockage through conservation, reclamation, and salvage." Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Air Force Magazine - January, February, March 1944 Vol. 27 No. 1 January, 1944 BRIEF Keep Them Guessing -- Col. Bruce K. Hollowoy 7 An outstinding fighter pilot discusses our tactics against the enemy over China Beach Party -- Maj. Charles D. Frazer 9 Training in England for the assault on Europe closely simulates the real thing. Atlantic Crossing in a JU-88 -- Maj. Warner E. Newby 12 How two AAF officers flew a 'gift' from Hitler across the South Atlantic. Night Fighters -- Lieut. Col. Winston...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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TM 21-221 Informal Games For Soldiers 1943-12-15. CHAPTER I. GAME LEADERSHIP II. GAMES BASEBALL TYPE 1. Swat Ball 2 2. Bat Ball 3 3. Long Ball 3 4. Soakout 4 5. Punch Baseball 5 6. Kick Ball 6 7. Baseball Cricket 6 8. Kick Pin Baseball 7 9. Indian Ball 8 III. NET GAMES 10. Four-Man Volley Ball 9 11. Cage Ball 10 12. Shower Ball 10 13. Paddle Badminton 11 14. Paddle Tennis 12 IV. GAMES FOOTBALL AND SOCCER TYPE 15. Line Soccer 13 16. Mass Soccer 14 17. Sideline Soccer 15 18. Shinny 15 19....
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by United States. War Department
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FM 7-5 Infantry Field Manual, Organization And Tactics Of Infantry, The Rifle Battalion 1940-10-01 "Chapters in this infantry field manual include: infantry characteristics and organization (moral qualities, leadership, training, means of combat); combat (basic factors of infantry combat, offensive and defensive combat, special phases of operations); liaison with other arms (artillery, aviation, cavalry, engineers, chemical troops); and infantry units (individual infantry soldier, rifle...
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by United States. Navy
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WWII U.S. Navy training film MN-5075a that addresses the end of the war. Bob Hope and Bing Crosby try to convince sailors not to desert but to wait for their government benefits and honorable discharges. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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1943 U.S. Army Air Forces training film, TF 1-3743, 24's Get Back. Some of the B-24's in the film: Raunchy Big Fat Mama T'ings Is Tuff Description at the National Archives: "This film presents a look into the effectiveness of the B-24 Liberators and the men who flew them. The film highlights the ability of this particular bomber to withstand punishment, and be brought back to safety by its pilot and crew." National Archives Identifier: 6050221 As always, any error or typo is mine and...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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Intelligence Bulletin Vol. 3 No 11 July 1945 Intelligence Bulletin MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DIVISION War Department Washington 25, D. C. VOL III, NO. 11 July 1945 TABLE OF CONTENTS THE "HUMAN" AT MINE COMBAT METHODS OF SMALL RAIDING PARTIES COMBAT LESSONS FROM OKINAWA TOMBSTONE HILL THE MOST EFFECTIVE JAP TANK HOW TO FIGHT AMERICANS — A Jap Commander's Pep Talk JAP WEATHER JAPS' BOOBY-TRAP AMMUNITION DUMPS IWO JIMA WAS READY — Japanese Plans for Defense LOST IN THE BURMA JUNGLE A JAP...
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by Wheeler, Keith
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FOREWORD 7 CONVOY 17 F. S. No. 3 31 HAIRCUT FOR BATTLE 33 PANDORA'S BANDBOX 41 RECESSIONAL 57 HOME FROM THE SEA 65 WAKE AT WAKE 71 MARCUS 87 THE FLYING TRAPEZE 93 NOT IN COMMUNIQUES 101 ROAD TO TOKYO - OR SEATTLE 107 CARRIERS OFF DUTCH HARBOR 113 THE ZOOMIES 125 INTO THE SOUP 137 BATTLING SPITKIT 145 XVII. WILLIWAW 153 XVIII. CRASH 161 XIX. UMNAK MUD IS DEEP 167 XX.ONE-WAY TICKET 175 XXI. MEATBOX 183 XXII. OVER THE HUMP 199 XXIII. SUBS IN SOUP 207 XXIV. FOUR HUNDRED TONS OF TNT 213 XXV. RESCUE...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives, American, United States. Navy, World War,...
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U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #4651. DPs and soldiers. Sign says "USAFE Military Police Headquarters, 988 Military Police Co Avn [Aviation]." Clapperboard (chalk) "Lt Grimm, Raid, Roll 1" Men enter building. Building sign says "Gersdorff Kaserne" so this is Lindsey Air Station in Wiesbaden. DPs walking in street.  Clapperboard (Chalk) "Lt Filbert Roll 1, Raid!" "DP Camp 563, UNRRA Office" sign. Military Police jeep. Smiling...
Topics: Wiesbaden (Germany), World War, 1939-1945 -- Occupied Territories, United States. -- Army --...
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by United States. Army
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1948 U.S. Army professional medical film # PMF 5047. "This film is a summary of experience gained in the prevention and treatment of neuropsychiatric cases in World War II." Part of it is a dramatized version of the  U.S. Army Film Bulletin FB #184 Psychiatric Procedures In The Combat Area: https://archive.org/details/FB-184 , which is disturbing and not dramatized. National Archives Identifier: 36102 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend...
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by United States. War Dept; Richardson, Eudora Ramsay, 1892-1973
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FM 21-15 Individual Clothing And Equipment . 1945-04-30 "This manual sets forth the broad principles governing the care and maintenance of those items of clothing and individual equipment for which the soldier is responsible. It prescribes the method of pitching shelter tents and the use of other bivouac equipment, the method of assembling and packing authorized field packs, and the procedure governing the display of basic equipment for formal inspection. The care of arms and technical...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment And Supplies,...